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is the term "chicken" universal for both genders of the bird?

hens are girls
roosters are boys

So is chicken... both or the females?


Asked by Zoeyis at 12:14 PM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (3)
  • Yes, Chicken is the species, not the title... Just like males and females of our species are all Human, even though we are men and women. Chicken is for both male & female...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:20 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Wow? A chicken is a species of bird. A hen and a rooster are sexual references to ANY type of bird. People don't use the reference that's all.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 12:17 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • "...A rooster, or a cock,[1] is a male chicken (Gallus gallus) with the female being called a hen..."

    just googled it. Thanks for the response.

    Comment by Zoeyis (original poster) at 12:20 PM on Sep. 7, 2010